Jason Kendall

Jason Kendall is news editor of the Shawnee Dispatch.

Recent stories

Shawnee boy honored in Rose Bowl parade
December 31, 2013
Shawnee’s youngest police officer is about to earn another notable distinction — Rose Bowl parade honoree.
Kendall: What do you want for Christmas?
December 24, 2013
My family specializes in unusual Christmases. There was the Christmas Eve when the lights went out. It was 1987, and we were living in a tiny apartment building, stacked alongside 8 million other people in Seoul, the capital city of South Korea.
Tina Marie’s in Shawnee bakes up a sweet Christmas deal
December 18, 2013
A Shawnee-area resident since 1988, originally from Indiana, Tina Marie Myers has been in the food-service industry all her life.
No gunshots in Shawnee elementary school lockdown
December 17, 2013
Nieman Elementary School was briefly locked down Tuesday afternoon when someone called the school to report hearing nearby gunshots, but the area is clear, according to Shawnee police.
Police: Shawnee bank robbed by man with sawed-off shotgun
December 16, 2013
Shawnee police are investigating an armed robbery at the Intrust Bank near Barker Road and Shawnee Mission Parkway.
Johnson County Christmas Bureau serves 13,000 in need
December 11, 2013
As Karen Boyd sorted through stacks of Barbies and Bratz dolls Saturday morning, a patient line was forming in the toddler-gifts section of the former Marshalls at Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe.
Christmas Around Town to light up Shawnee on Saturday
December 4, 2013
What was Christmas in Shawnee like 84 years ago?
Kendall: A kinder, gentler Shawnee public meeting?
December 4, 2013
There’s more to it than meets the eye. That was the upshot of a column I wrote in this space, back in August, about Shawnee lawmakers’ ongoing review of the city’s policies regarding how to conduct public meetings.
Shawnee boutique owner inspires Small Business Saturday push
November 26, 2013
Sandwiched between two big holiday shopping days this weekend — Black Friday and Cyber Monday ­— Small Business Saturday could get lost in the shuffle of countdown deals and blowout prices on flat-screen TVs. But one Shawnee business owner is determined not to let that happen.
Potential Johnson County legal-notice deal may violate state law
November 4, 2013
The Johnson County Commission has moved one step closer to awarding the Kansas City Star and its sister publication The Olathe News a bid for legal notices despite the objection of two Kansas newspapers.

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Tina Marie Myers has lived in Shawnee since 1988. Ask about her pumpkin cupcakes.

People wait in line to select donated gifts Saturday at the Johnson County Christmas Bureau's Holiday Shop in Olathe.

Longtime Shawnee resident Beata Foreman opened by B boutique! in July.

By B boutique! in Shawnee specializes in custom gifts, handmade crafts and vintage items.

The art glass globes begin life as a piece of glass the size of a large marshmallow.

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